Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 30
Catalog: KM-84
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $176.91 (9/19/2014)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 $3 PF obverse 1879 $3 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

While business strikes may be moderately available, proofs of this date are very seldomly encountered. Only 30 proofs are recorded as having been struck, and it is estimated that today somewhere between 15 and 18 still exist and are recognizable as proofs.

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1879 $3 PF
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1879 $3 PF Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/11/2011 NGC Proof 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7490 $29,900.00
10/13/2011 PCGS Proof 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4852 $14,375.00
10/17/2012 PCGS Proof 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5459 $4,312.50
11/29/2012 NGC Proof 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 4908 $15,275.00
1/9/2013 PCGS Proof 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5842 $18,212.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $3 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111123023238326432813307332436394431510460897431785910226128061627621077
111117682614324632693289331234293903465554326536757386481108613962178760
000000261432463269328933123429390346555432653675738648110861396200
000000292632553275329833183534416748795760698377169437119461511900
1879 $3 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112525352535533571359836163952479355056545796084101089413594172161
111118422858353435593580360437284232503058517016811092381179414801172160
000000285835343559358036043728423250305851701681109238117941480100
0000003191354335653589361038404512526761987488826010066126941600800
1879 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base1111112910401640474067409741174485540761857317884993361201214909187791
1111197032784026405340774103423947925666656278279011102281297716199187790
0000003278402640534077410342394792566665627827901110228129771619900
0000003647403640604087411043625099592569398338917311120139431748900
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